Rebels Dominate Jackrabbit Invitational

Our UNLV men’s golf team led wire-to-wire to win the Jackrabbit Invitational played at Boulder Creek Golf Club, just a few miles from campus. Rebels senior JJ Gresco finished as the runner up and four other Rebels finished in the top 7 and a total of six players finished in the top 10.

Senior Jack Trent tied for third at 9-under, junior David Rauch was fifth at 7-under, fifth-year senior Justin Kim was sixth at 5-under and sophomore George Leigh was seventh at 3-under. Sophomore Jack Kozlowski also turned in a top-10 finish, tying for ninth at 1-under. Gresco’s runnerup finish didn’t count towards the team finish as he was playing as an individual.

The team shot a final-round-low 13-under-par 275 to win the team title by 14 shots on Saturday at the 12th Annual Jackrabbit Invitational. The tournament, hosted in the Rebels’ backyard by South Dakota State, was played at Boulder Creek Golf Club (par 72, 7,402 yards).

The Rebels had a total of eight individuals competing – five counting toward the team score with three independent. All UNLV players finished among the top 26 at the event that featured 61 golfers. Ben Sawaia finished 16th and Trevor Olkowski finished T26.

The Rebels finished the 54-hole event at 28-under 836, while Southern Utah was second at 14-under 850. Utah State placed third at 14-over, Oral Roberts was fourth at 16-over and South Dakota State rounded out the top five at 21-over. There were a total of nine teams competing.

Individually, Southern Utah’s Jake Vincent was the tournament’s medalist at 15-under 201. He shot three consecutive rounds of 5-under 67 at the event.

UNLV’s low round of the final round (66) was turned in by both Trent and Kim. Trent carded seven birdies and a bogey, while Kim had a bogey-free round with six birdies.

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV’s next action will be Saturday-Sunday, March 20-21 at the N.I.T. in Tucson, Arizona.